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Fandel earns EDN Baseball Award

By Staff | Jul 24, 2009

Managing editor David Swartz presented Keith Fandel with 2009 Estherville Daily News Athlete of the Year award in baseball Thursday.

The presentation was made at the Estherville Lincoln Central Baseball Banquet at Thoreson Park.

Fandel, a three-time all-district selection and all-conference performer, earned First Team All-District and Lakes All-Conference honors this year.

Overall, he batted .366 this season with an on-base percentage of .437.

On the mound, he gave the Midgets a chance to win each game with a 1.55 earned run average. He ended the year with a 6-5 record.

He also had 111 strikeouts this season, second-most in Class 3A.